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Parties to observe ballot printing

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has succumbed to pressure and agreed to allow political parties to observe the printing of ballot papers to be used in next month’s general elections, NewsDay can reveal. BY RICHARD CHIDZA/NQOBANI NDLOVU Amid objections and complaints from mainly opposition parties to continued secrecy around the …

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Panicky Zanu PF targets independents

THE ruling Zanu PF party has deployed its politburo members and top officials to various parts of the country to decampaign disgruntled party members who chose to stand as independent candidates in the July 30 general elections. BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA Several Zanu PF aspiring candidates last week filed their nomination …

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Chamisa seeks Khupe disqualification

OPPOSITION MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa (pictured) has vowed to “do everything possible” to force the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to reverse its decision to accept his arch-nemesis Thokozani Khupe’s nomination papers to contest the July 30 general elections under the MDC-T banner. BY RICHARD CHIDZA Chamisa’s spokesperson Nkululeko …

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Save for a rainy day, Insurance commission

The Insurance and Pensions Commission (Ipec) has said the public should save for retirement and insure their assets against future losses. BY FREEMAN MAKOPA Addressing the public during an Ipec roadshow in Mount Darwin on Saturday, Ipec manager Nhau Chivingira said, “We would also like to encourage you to save …

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Expert calls for commodity-backed currency

ZIMBABWE should re-introduce its own currency backed by commodities since bond notes and dollarisation has failed, financial expert Persistence Gwanyanya has said. Speaking during the CEO Africa Roundtable discussion in Bulawayo on Friday, Gwanyanya said the government needed to go back to the drawing board and come up with a …

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